South African Body Stress Release Academy

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The BSR Academy is located in Rondevlei, a small, rural village among the scenic lakes on the Garden Route in the Western Cape. Rondevlei is 6km from a major highway, the N2. The villages of Wilderness and Sedgefield are each about 10 km away and the largest towns nearby are Knysna and George. George airport is a 35-minute drive from the Academy.

The Academy is nestled against a hill looking down on the Langvlei Lake. The call of the Fish Eagle is often heard and the indigenous trees covering the property are home to many bird species including the beautiful Knysna Loerie. The Academy has a library of about a thousand books and facilities for training students in both the physical technique of BSR and the theoretical, academic aspects of the BSR course. The BSR course has been run here since the founders of BSR moved here from Cape Town in 1997. Leisure activities in the area include hiking, mountain-biking, paragliding, bird-watching and water sports on the sea, lakes and lagoons. Reasonably priced accommodation is available for students in local holiday cottages and guest suites.

Drs Gail Meggersee and Ewald Meggersee developed the technique of BSR in the early 1980’s in South Africa. Ewald passed away in 2013 and the BSR community was saddened by the death of Gail in February 2021. The Academy Faculty are Boetie Toerien, Sancroft Damant, Jeanette Gibbs and Mary Parker.

South African Academy:

Annual BSR Course dates:

May – September
Body Stress Release Academy
Rondevlei, Garden Route
Western Cape
South Africa


Contact Details


7 Rondevlei Rd,
Rondevlei 6541, Western Cape, South Africa

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